Aaron Rambo, a native Texan, has spent the last two decades in the world of design. Raised in a small West Texas town, he got his start in the floral industry, where he made his first mark. Work under a leading event planner and florist took him to Houston where Rambo was exposed to the vast world of interiors and antiques. He subsequently freelanced as a stylist for several shops while he learned the ropes of the business.
After several years of working behind the scenes for other shops, Rambo met his business partner, Ruth Davis, with whom he opened FOUND in the spring of 2007. Since its inception, FOUND has garnered national attention for its unique pairings which are displayed in their 6,000 square foot, light-filled showroom. There, 18th and 19th century antiques comingle with bold, contemporary art, vintage furnishings, and a carefully edited selection of new pieces. Rambo and Davis travel the U.S. and abroad to find inspiration and to source their inventory; they also work closely with local artists and craftspeople to design custom work.
In addition to the beloved storefront, Rambo also heads FOUND Design, which specializes in residential projects throughout Texas. FOUND Design has also collaborated with clients in California, Florida, and New York. In 2011, Houston restaurateur Benjy Levit entrusted Rambo with the design for his new concept restaurant, LOCAL Foods—a brand which has expanded to include three locations. Rambo has also collaborated with Levit to redesign Benjy’s on Washington and to completely overhaul the original Benjy’s in Rice Village in celebration of its 20th anniversary.
In 2012, Rambo was honored by the Decorative Center of Houston when he was named a Star on the Rise for his influence in the field of design. In 2015, Rambo’s design for LOCAL Foods’ second location was awarded Best Commercial Interior Design by the Papercity Design Awards. Rambo’s home has been published numerous times, and it was recently featured in the premiere issue of Milieu Magazine. His home was also selected for inclusion in Assouline’s wildly popular coffee table book Domestic Art, curated by Papercity Magazine.
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